A STRONG, hard right-half, the popular Davis was a key figure in the Rangers defence alongside the likes of Bobby Shearer and John Greig.

Signed from East Fife by Scot Symon, he was an excellent ball-winner and a much better footballer than he was often given credit for.

Davis was capable of playing all three half-back positions and although he appeared to lack pace, nothing could have been further from the truth.

Having served in the Korean War for the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, he went on to have a prosperous football career.

Cupar-born Davis won seven major honours in his time at Ibrox before moving on to Partick Thistle then Queen’s Park as their trainer.

He then returned to Ibrox as a coach under David White before going on to be a very successful hotelier in the Highlands.

Davis, now in his mid-70s, still lives in the Highlands and has retained a great love for Rangers from afar over the years.

Appearances: 261

Honours: Four League Championships (1956-57, 58-59, 60-61, 62-63), one Scottish Cup (1961-62), two League Cups (1960-61, 61-62)